Editors' Blog

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2011, median household income declined, the poverty rate was not statistically different from the previous year and the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased.

Health reform and communities of color

Affordable Care Act Delivers Better Preventive Care to Communities of Color By Dr. L. Toni Lewis

Labor calls for next step in health reform – single-payer coverage

Remarks by AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker, National Nurses United Press Conference, America Health Security Act, Washington, DCMay 10, 2011

Ending Medicare is GOP's pet project

People with longer memories than most will recall there have been three major Medicare fights in the past 16 years.

Broadly speaking: Rational views on the Republican's anti-working families budget plan

-----HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL IS POLITICAL AND DISINGENUOUSPurports to balance the budget but slashes programs for the poor, maintains tax breaks for the wealthy(Washington, D.C.) Following is a statement by Alan W. Houseman, executive director of CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, regarding the U.S. House budget proposal for FY 2012.

Planned Parnethood Slams GOP Leaders for Doubletalk

From an e-mail to the press from PPFA PR person:

Health reform benefits that went into effect Jan. 1 2011

Republicans want to repeal the following health reform benefits:

Health reform benefits put in place last year

Republicans want to repeal the following benefits (see DrsforAmerica.org) put in place by the health reform law:

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